Division of Veterinary Services, Zimbabwe

Division of  Veterinary Services, Zimbabwe Promoting Animal health and Welfare through the provision of sound disease surveillance,prevention and control services . The division's mandate is to prevent entry, spread, establishment and resurgence of animal diseases and pest of major economic and public health importance while mainstreaming animal welfare standards.
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Dipping remains one of the most critical components in disease control. Fortnight dipping in winter & weekly dipping in ...
23/06/2020

Dipping remains one of the most critical components in disease control. Fortnight dipping in winter & weekly dipping in summer are advised. In the most critical cases, a 5-5-4 dipping regime is instituted in tick infested areas. #Dipping #Livestock https://t.co/gxkGfiYW5z

19/06/2020
A team of  field  and laboratory veterinarians and technicians carrying out disease investigation in Seke district, Mash...
16/06/2020

A team of field and laboratory veterinarians and technicians carrying out disease investigation in Seke district, Mashonaland East Province.

It's Antimicrobial Awareness Week! What do you know about antimicrobials and their use in animal health?
18/11/2019

It's Antimicrobial Awareness Week! What do you know about antimicrobials and their use in animal health?

09/11/2019
What a fantastic collaboration at Domboshava Showgrounds with University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Veterinary students,  Zimbabwe...
28/09/2019

What a fantastic collaboration at Domboshava Showgrounds with University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Veterinary students, Zimbabwe Veterinary Students Association VETERINARIANS FOR ANIMAL WELFARE IN ZIMBABWE Fivet Animal Health in commemoration of World #Rabies Day.#Vaccination is the only way to ensure a #Rabies free environment. #EndRabiesHere #EndRabiesBy2030 #Vaccinate to eliminate.

Join us wherever you are as we commemorate World #Rabies Day.Rabies: #Vaccinate to eliminate is the global theme for thi...
28/09/2019

Join us wherever you are as we commemorate World #Rabies Day.Rabies: #Vaccinate to eliminate is the global theme for this year. We continue encouraging you to #vaccinate your pets to ensure #Zeroby30 #EndRabiesBy2030
World Organisation for Animal Health - OIE

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Global Alliance for Rabies Control

Painted Dog Conservation in partnership with @Wildlife Vets International and Division of Veterinary Services, Zimbabwe ...
24/09/2019

Painted Dog Conservation in partnership with @Wildlife Vets International and Division of Veterinary Services, Zimbabwe are carrying out vaccinations in areas surrounding Hwange National Park. #EndRabiesBy2030

In collaboration with Wildlife Vets International and the local office of Zimbabwe Division of Veterinary Services, PDC will be conducting free domestic dogs and cats vaccination programme against rabies and distemper.

Our aim is to prevent the spread of these deadly diseases into the wildlife populations, obviously with the painted dogs’ welfare being the highest priority. However, the programme also aims to prevent the spread of rabies into the villages, with the equally obvious threat this deadly disease carries to human health and well-being.

The programme is scheduled to run for five days beginning next Monday and cover 31 points/villages surrounding Hwange National Park which should provide the buffer of protection we are looking for.

PDC has been vaccinating domestic dogs against rabies since 2010 in partnership with the local government veterinary office, and WVI. Vet, Dr. @babsferreirawildvet from the University of Porto is also undertaking a doctoral study on the diseases prevalent in the domestic dog populations and their subsequent path of transmission into wildlife populations.

To support the vaccination programme, kindly follow this https://donate.wildnet.org/?fund=Painted_Dog__&ms=pdc_comms_fb and help save the painted dogs.

đź“· Painted Dog Photo by Nick Dyer

#vaccination #wvi #savethepainteddog #pdc @ Painted Dog Conservation

In case you missed the Bulawayo urban and peri-urban vaccination campaign. Choose the most convenient venue for you and ...
23/09/2019

In case you missed the Bulawayo urban and peri-urban vaccination campaign. Choose the most convenient venue for you and take your pet for vaccination. Be sure to tell a friend,relative and workmate to do likewise.

Vaccinate your pets to prevent against rabies. #EndRaBiesBy2030
23/09/2019

Vaccinate your pets to prevent against rabies. #EndRaBiesBy2030

The Department of Veterinary Services will be carrying out the annual rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats in and aroun...
22/09/2019

The Department of Veterinary Services will be carrying out the annual rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats in and around Harare on the dates, times and venues indicated below. Members of the public are encouraged to bring their pets for this important exercise.

Launch of the rabies pilot short term mass dog vaccination campaign
20/09/2019

Launch of the rabies pilot short term mass dog vaccination campaign

Launch of the rabies pilot short term mass dog vaccination campaign

World Organisation for Animal Health - OIE
20/09/2019

World Organisation for Animal Health - OIE

To be informed is to be responsible.

Rabies is a deadly zoonotic disease that has grave impacts on health and society if left untreated. This World Rabies Day, vaccinate your dog and prevent the spread, so that #rabiesendshere.

Be part of the community! Discover how: https://bit.ly/30dlKzq

07/09/2019
World Organisation for Animal Health - OIE

World Organisation for Animal Health - OIE

Are you a dog owner? A veterinarian? An advocate for the eradication of rabies?
You can STOP RABIES!
Whoever you are, join us and the hundreds of people as we work together so that #rabiesendshere with you, with us, and with all!
More to come before World Rabies Day, stay tuned!

Let's all ensure that our pets are vaccinated against Rabies. Tell a friend, tell a neighbour. #ZeroBy2030 #VaccinateToE...
06/09/2019

Let's all ensure that our pets are vaccinated against Rabies. Tell a friend, tell a neighbour. #ZeroBy2030 #VaccinateToEliminate

Division of  Veterinary Services, Zimbabwe's cover photo
05/09/2019

Division of Veterinary Services, Zimbabwe's cover photo

We commemorate World Rabies Day on the 28th of September of every year. Rabies is a deadly virus spread through the sali...
05/09/2019

We commemorate World Rabies Day on the 28th of September of every year. Rabies is a deadly virus spread through the saliva of warm-blooded animals that include all dogs and cats. The virus is transmitted through a bite. Dogs are the main source of human rabies deaths, contributing up to 99% of all rabies transmissions to humans.(WHO).The global target is elimination of Rabies by the year 2030. This year we continue encouraging all pet owners to vaccinate their pets to eliminate the deadly virus. Everyone has a role to play to ensure that all domestic pets are vaccinated against Rabies.

Zoonotic diseases are diseases transmissible between animals and man. Today we commemorate #WorldZoonosesDay. 60% of hum...
06/07/2019

Zoonotic diseases are diseases transmissible between animals and man. Today we commemorate #WorldZoonosesDay. 60% of human infections have been reported to have come from animals.

What'sup Harare Loves Animals
05/07/2019

What'sup Harare Loves Animals

Rabies Alert: Harare

On Monday 1st July, ZNSPCA Inspectors picked up a Ridgeback crossbreed dog found on the side of College Road in Alexandra Park, Harare.

The dogs injuries were consistent with a road traffic accident. The injuries were severe and it was also behaving strangely, showing signs of being infected with Rabies. The dog was humanely put to sleep and the body sent for testing.
Results show that it was POSITIVE FOR RABIES

ZNSPCA have collected the bodies of four dogs in one week who all tested positive for Rabies - Alexandra Park, Msasa Park, Harare Drive and Ballantyne Park.

Please vaccinate your dogs.
The life you save could be yours!

We are in Mt Darwin today at Chaminuka Training Centre for the Smart Agriculture Exhibition. Pass through our stand,lets...
16/05/2019

We are in Mt Darwin today at Chaminuka Training Centre for the Smart Agriculture Exhibition. Pass through our stand,lets discuss smart animal health solutions to the livestock sector. #DVSZimbabwe #IceCashZimbabwe

27/04/2019

IT IS WORLD VETERINARY DAY TODAY!! Veterinarians are key in the prevention and control of animal diseases for the efficient production of safe food, protection of ecological balance of biodiversity and human social well being and health. Vaccination is a key tool in the prevention, control and eradication of diseases. It is a safer alternative to the use of Antimicrobial agents which are the subject of current concern as a result of Antimicrobial resistance. Let’s support Veterinary services recommendations for vaccine usage and application of Biosecurity and good animal health and husbandry practices.

IT'S WORLD VETERINARY DAY. The theme for this year is #ValueOfVaccination
27/04/2019

IT'S WORLD VETERINARY DAY. The theme for this year is #ValueOfVaccination

26/04/2019
It's never too late to visit us at the #ZITF2019
25/04/2019

It's never too late to visit us at the #ZITF2019

Visit us at our ZITF stand. Get to know what we do and the services we offer. #ZITF2019
24/04/2019

Visit us at our ZITF stand. Get to know what we do and the services we offer. #ZITF2019

Livestock farmers are being urged to curb tick borne diseases by dipping cattle at least once every week in summer to pr...
19/03/2019

Livestock farmers are being urged to curb tick borne diseases by dipping cattle at least once every week in summer to prevent losses.Contact your nearest Vet office for more information

Notification of a suspected African Swine Fever Outbreak in Nyanga Manicaland Province
12/02/2019

Notification of a suspected African Swine Fever Outbreak in Nyanga Manicaland Province

Veterinary Services,Zimbabwe staff  participating in the National Clean Up campaign launched a few months ago by the Pre...
04/02/2019

Veterinary Services,Zimbabwe staff participating in the National Clean Up campaign launched a few months ago by the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe,HE ED Mnangagwa.

31/01/2019

MOVEMENT CONTROL IN THE MANAGEMENT OF ANIMAL DISEASES

Amongst a variety of measures used by veterinary services to limit the spread of infectious pests and diseases of animals is the control of movement. As a measure, movement control is premised on the understanding that certain disease-causing organisms remain in an infective form in affected animals, on surfaces of materials, equipment and clothing and can thus be transferred upon movement of those objects or animals to other places. This type of transfer depends on the nature of the organism and its ability to survive in certain conditions. Disease-causing viruses for example Avian influenza, Foot and mouth Disease or African swine fever and others, are very easily transmitted through translocation of contaminated equipment, products or living animals including people when moved from a source of infection or areas under quarantine. Such diseases also happen to be high of impact and of national economic importance. However, not all disease-causing organisms may be transmitted in this way, for example certain parasites in muscles like beef measles.

Therefore for certain diseases, animal movement control is a standard measure stipulated in the animal health laws to enable veterinary services to contain outbreaks at their source, thereby limiting the impact of the disease in question.
Animal owners and stakeholders associated with animal movements such as buyers, traders and transporters should always take heed and abide with animal movement restrictions where they exist, in order to limit disease spread and the associated costs of disease control by the state. All animal movements should be accompanied by a veterinary movement permit indicating approval by the local veterinary office and acceptance by the veterinary office at the receiving end.

From the DVS communication desk

Communique from the Department of Veterinary Services on the current Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak reported in the Vhe...
10/01/2019

Communique from the Department of Veterinary Services on the current Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak reported in the Vhembe District,Limpopo Province of South Africa.

10/01/2019
05/12/2018

Protect your livestock against tick borne diseases this rainy season !!!

January Disease(Theileriosis)

What is January disease ?
•It is a disease of cattle, common between December and March, usually occurs in higher rainfall areas.

How does it spread ?
•It is spread through the bite by the brown ear tick

What signs does one see in an animal affected by January disease?
•Prominent swelling of the lymph nodes under the ears and on the shoulder
•Cloudiness of the eyes
•Difficult breathing with froth exuding from the nose and the mouth
•The animal collapses and dies.

What can be observed from an animal that has died from January disease?
•Generalized swelling of the lymph nodes,
•Froth in the windpipe and fluid in the lungs.
•Clouding of the eyes is quite common.

What can be done if one suspects an animal is suffering from January disease?
•Contact your nearest Veterinary Office.
•Veterinary –recommended anti-parasitic drugs can be effective if treatment is given early in the illness.

How do you control January Disease?
•Regular weekly dipping or spraying with an effective acaricide.

Theileriosis is a notifiable disease in Zimbabwe and if a farmer suspects it on his/her farm, he/she is compelled by law to report this to the Department of Veterinary Services for confirmation and recommendations.

05/12/2018

Statutory Instrument 250 of 2018

Animal Health (Foot & Mouth Areas) Order, 2018

THE Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement hereby, in terms of section 5 of the Animal Health Act (Chapter 19:01), makes the following order:--

1. This order may be cited as the Animal Health (Foot and Mouth Areas) Order, 2018.

2. The areas specified in the Schedule are prescribed as foot and mouth areas for the purposes of the Animal Health (Foot and Mouth) Regulations`, 1971, published in Rhodesia Government Notice 226 of 1971.

Schedule (Section 2)

FOOT AND MOUTH AREAS

1. Mupfure Communal of Shamva District
2. Rushinga District
3. Chaona Resettlement of Mazowe District
4. Matepatepa area of Bindura District
5. Mt Darwin District (excluding Chiswiti and Mukumbura Communal areas)
6. Centenary District (excluding Muzarabani Communal areas)
7. Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe District
8. Murewa District
9. Mudzi District
10. Midlands Province (excluding Gokwe North, Gokwe South and Gweru Districts)
11. Masvingo Province
12. Ndowoyo Communal of Chipinge District
13. Makoni District
14. Cashel Valley of Chimanimani District
15. Beitbridge District
3. The Animal Health (Foot and Mouth Areas) Order 1993, published in Statutory Instrument 321 of 1993, is repealed.

04/12/2018

Our Division of Veterinary Services Provincial contact details are as follows:

Head Office
18 Borrowdale Road
Bevan building
Harare
Tel:(0242)706604/70885-8

Mashonaland West Provincial Veterinary Office
7163 Industrial site
Chinhoyi
Tel: (06721) 22751

Mashonaland East Provincial Veterinary Office
69 Morris avenue
Marondera
Tel: (06523) 22336

Midlands Provincial Veterinary Office
1 Norfolk Windsor Park 2
Gweru
Tel: (0542) 222401/2
[email protected]

Masvingo Provincial Veterinary Office
1 Herbert Chitepo
Tel: (0392) 262146/7
[email protected]

Manicaland Provincial Veterinary Office
5176 Nyakamete Industrial Site
Mutare
Tel: (02020) 64576/11
[email protected]

Mashonaland Central Veterinary Provincial Office
1327 Atherstone road
Bindura
Tel: (066210) 6559/7101/7213

Matebeleland South Provincial Veterinary Office
Gwanda
Tel: (08428) 20549/22478

Matebeleland North Provincial Veterinary Office
Bulawayo
Tel: (0292) 68061-3

Address

18A Bevan Building,Borrowdale Rd
Harare
+263

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